Registrations for the third ''Stump the Hump'' walk next
month are arriving fast, and organisers expect a sell-out
Stump the Hump is a 24-hour walking event aimed at endurance
athletes and adventurous trampers, who tackle the 55km Hump
Ridge Track loop near Tuatapere.
Track general manger Trish King said the event was neither a
race nor a run, and was designed for daring individuals from
all sporting backgrounds.
Almost 200 people had already registered, and numbers are
capped at 250.
Starting from Rarakau at midnight on February 1, walkers will
trek over sandy beaches and through podocarp forest, reaching
the Okaka Lodge in time to watch dawn break over the Takitimu
Mountains and Stewart Island.
They will then head down Hump Ridge, through beech forest and
across historic viaducts, arriving at Port Craig in time for
lunch, before finishing on Saturday afternoon with a stroll
through native forest to Bluecliffs Beach.
Stump the Hump is the annual fundraising event for the
Tuatapere Hump Track Charitable Trust and all proceeds go
towards the track and the Tuatapere community.